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  • proper n. The highest court in a legal jurisdiction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the highest court in most states of the United States
  • n. the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation


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  • I mean I'm not trying to defend you calling a Supreme Court Justice a bitch, but the fact that they memorialized it meant they were setting the trap on you on that one.

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  • In 2009, he called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "racist" not long before he said the secret to understanding President Barack Obama was his embrace of the radical "Kenyan anti-colonial" mentality of his late father. -- Top News

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